Scholarships & Bursaries

Stowe awards Scholarships each year in recognition of proven talent at Third Form and Sixth Form Entry. 

We believe that Scholarships should not reward talent alone, but should also consider an individual’s potential and ability to maintain an eager, open-minded attitude to learning. It is important that Scholars should consistently achieve high standards during their time at Stowe. 

Scholars will take the lead in many of the intellectual and extra-curricular activities of the whole School – and it is here, and in the Houses, that they learn how to use and mix their special gifts with those of others. It is vital that the Scholarship process should encourage and reward attitudes to learning that will above all set standards for others. 

For all Scholarship applications a full report from the candidate’s school will be requested. 

Third Form candidates may apply for more than one Scholarship; however, candidates cannot be awarded both an Academic Scholarship and a Roxburgh Scholarship.

Sixth Form candidates are not permitted to sit Scholarships in more than two disciplines. 

It should also be noted that all Scholarships are tenable throughout the holder’s career at Stowe, subject only to the Head’s satisfaction with the holder’s industry, performance and behaviour. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarships and Bursaries Committee. 

A typical Scholarship at Stowe is worth 5% of the School Fee. 

Scholarships may be supplemented by means-tested bursaries, with a limited number of fully-funded places where there is proven financial need. Bursaries are only available to successful Scholarship candidates and are awarded to further supplement fees according to financial circumstances following an in-depth financial assessment ahead of the Entry Days. If your child is applying for a Scholarship and requires additional bursary support, please contact the Admissions Office to obtain a Financial Circumstances Form. 

What is available? 

Find out about the range of Scholarships on offer for Third and Sixth Form. 


Third Form Scholarship Assessment Days (2024 Entry)

Golf, Thursday 12 October 2023
Sport, Tuesday 7 November 2023 
Chess, Wednesday 22 November 2023 
Academic, Wednesday 10 January 2024 
Music, Monday 22 January 2024 
Art, Wednesday 31 January 2024
Drama, Tuesday 30 January & Wednesday 31 January 2024
Design, Wednesday 31  January 2024 
Roxburgh, Thursday 1 and Friday 2 February 2024

Closing dates for Applications;
2 June 2023 
Sport, Golf & Chess: 15 September 2023
For Academic, Art, Design, Music and Roxburgh: 10 November 2023 

Third Form Scholarship Application Form 


Sixth Form Scholarship 2024 Entry Key Dates

Sport Scholarship
(with Sport) Scholarship

Entry Examinations, Assessments and Interviews - Wednesday 11 October 2023.
Please note, applications (including bursaries) for 2024 have now closed.

General Entry
Academic Scholarship
Berry Scholarship

Entry Examinations and Interviews, Saturday 4 November 2023.  
Please note, applications (including bursaries) for 2024 have now closed.

Art Scholarship
Berry Scholarship
Design Scholarship
Drama Scholarship
Music Scholarship
Roxburgh Scholarship (with Art, Drama, Design or Music)

Entry Examinations, Assessments and Auditions, Tuesday 7 November 2023.
Please note, applications (including bursaries) for 2024 have now closed.

Digital Design and Drama portfolios must be submitted by 30 October 2023 to Stowe Admissions.

The Admissions Department would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the Scholarship application process with parents. Please feel welcome to contact the Admissions Office.